Children & Youth

By IndepthAfrica
In Children & Youth
Mar 20th, 2014
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[Warning: might be a bit TMI][NSFW] (self.TrueAtheism) And pardon the possible disorganization, this is a stream of consciousness that I’ve been wanting to share for a while… It’s a little long, but bear with me… For the first 15 years of my life I was Christian girl. When I w...
By IndepthAfrica
In Abuse
Jan 1st, 2012
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A teenage Afghan girl was brutally tortured, beaten and locked in a toilet by her husband’s family for five months after she refused to become a prostitute, it has emerged. Sahar Gul, 15, was in critical condition when she was rescued from a house in northern Baghlan province last week, after h...
By IndepthAfrica
In Children & Youth
Dec 21st, 2011
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A Brazilian woman who has given birth to a baby with two heads, admitted she had initially expected twins. Maria de Nazare, gave birth by caesarean at a hospital in Anajas, in Brazil’s northern Para state, with her newborn weighing 9.9lbs. And in a tribute to the religious celebrations at Chris...
By benim
In Children & Youth
Nov 9th, 2011
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Around the swimming pool of the beachside resort, a herd of 30-something mums and dads bathed offspring. One supervisorial eyeball from each adult pair was locked on their waterlogged pride and joys while the other roamed freely – voyeuristic microscopes. Shamelessly or furtively, these perving peepe...
By benim
In Children & Youth
Sep 26th, 2011
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Childhood obesity starts in the womb, with overweight mothers giving birth to fat babies. New scanning techniques have allowed British scientists to examine fat levels in newborn babies. They found some had built up fat around their abdomen in the same way as adults in their 50s. It is the first dire...
By benim
In Children & Youth
Aug 4th, 2011
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As soon as a baby is born, there are three crucial pieces of information that family and friends demand to know — the sex, name … and weight. Which is why, when baby Hayden Church arrived six weeks ago, his delivery drew gasps — not to mention a few winces — from everyone with whom […]...
By benim
In Children & Youth
Jul 20th, 2011
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Children in drought-struck Somalia are suffering from a range of war crimes including systematic recruitment by Islamist insurgents, Amnesty International said on Wednesday. The London-based rights group urged international action to protect the rights of children in war-torn Somalia, where tens of t...
By benim
In Abuse
May 31st, 2011
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A STRICT stepfather and self-styled pastor has pleaded guilty in the Port Elizabeth High Court to a charge of rape – to show his teenage stepdaughter “what it was like to be raped.” The man, from Kamesh, is not identified to protect the identity of his stepdaughter . Judge Elna Revelas ye...
By benim
In Children & Youth
May 8th, 2011
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Freetown – An abandoned grenade thought to be have left over from Sierra Leone’s 10-year civil war killed four children and seriously injured another, doctors in the northern town of Rochen Mara told AFP Sunday. The children had found it in a bush and took it to a nearby playground, eyewi...
By benim
In Children & Youth
May 6th, 2011
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Babies who are bottle-fed until the age of two are more likely to be obese when they start school, a US study suggests. Researchers found that children who were still regular bottle users at 24 months were 30% more likely to be obese aged five-and-a-half. They analysed data from nearly 7,000 children...